Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My 1960s Paper Dress

What an incredible birthday gift I received recently from my husband....an original paper dress from the 1960s- 1966 to be exact! Part of the reason I've been absent lately is that I've been working on a series of articles I am contributing to a new volume of fashion textbooks. I wrote an entry on paper dress of the 1960s and thus when my husband located one of the original dresses produced by Scott Paper Company on eBay, he grabbed it for me!

Wondering what paper dresses are all about? I know I wrote the entry but I'm still slammed :) so check out here and here to learn more. I will say that the dresses are surprisingly sturdy. Please pardon the fold lines as its been folded up for almost 50 years!


























"Paper Caper By SCOTT."  "Your Paper Caper is an all-paper dress and is intended for one time wear only. It is flame resistant but washing, dry cleaning, or soaking will make the dress dangerously flammable when dry." 





















































































9 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love it. Wasn't sure what a paper dress would look like but this certainly changes my perspective. Therese

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  3. What a touchingly sweet, marvelous birthday present. Your husband is so thoughtful - and has a great eye, too, as this paper frock is one heck of a stylish piece for sure.

    Happiest holiday wishes to you and yours, dear Jenn,
    ♥ Jessica

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  4. I lived in Mobile when Scott Paper Co. came out with these dresses. Didn't have one but as you now know, they were very cute. Dylan has a good eye and is always thinking of you, you lucky lady. Love you, Grandma

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